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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are July 7-9 and August 11-13, 2017.

    Download schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat for July 7-9, 2017.

The schedule for June 09-11, 2017 is:
  • Friday, July 7:
  • Film Series: 7:30-9:00 PM Moving From Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

  • Saturday, July 8:
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, July 9:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
    9:00-12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided, except for popcorn and lemonade with the film. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.